Bought a new Minn Kota last year, a bigger model to push my boat around. While trolling Pymatuning last week hit an underwater reef, effectively breaking the t bar that holds the unit in place. Fearing an expensive repair bill I called Minn Kota & was told how to take the unit apart. I was amazed at how easy it was for someone with a total lack of mechanical savvy, & ordered 2 of the t bars today at $.67 each. Needless to say I am more happy with my Minn Kota purchase today.